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RefWorks for Students


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This presentation is used to introduce students to the basics of RefWorks, a subscription based citation management system.

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RefWorks for Students

  1. 1. Eastern University<br />Warner Memorial Library Tutorials<br />
  2. 2. For Students<br />
  3. 3. What is RefWorks?<br />It is a web-based citation manager that allows you to store reference information in your own personal database.<br />RefWorks also makes it easy for you to create a paper with in-text citations and a bibliography.<br />
  4. 4. References Types Supported by RefWorks<br /><ul><li>Laws/Statutes
  5. 5. Magazine Article
  6. 6. Map
  7. 7. Monograph
  8. 8. Motion Picture
  9. 9. Music Score
  10. 10. Newspaper Article
  11. 11. Online Discussion Forum
  12. 12. Patent
  13. 13. Personal Communication
  14. 14. Report
  15. 15. Sound Recording
  16. 16. Unpublished Material
  17. 17. Video/DVD
  18. 18. Web Page</li></ul>Abstract<br />Artwork<br />Bills/Resolutions<br />Book, Section<br />Book, Edited<br />Book, Whole<br />Case/Court Decisions<br />Computer Program<br />Conference Proceedings<br />Dissertation/Thesis<br />Dissertation/Thesis, Unpublished<br />Generic<br />Grant<br />Hearing<br />Journal Article<br />Journal, Electronic<br />
  19. 19. Creating An Account<br />
  20. 20. Creating Your Citation Database<br />
  21. 21. Adding Citations to Your Database<br />Import from your favorite databases<br />Create your own!<br />
  22. 22. Importing Citations from Databases<br />List of Databases featuring direct import to RefWorks:<br />CSA Illumina<br />EBSCOhost<br />FirstSearch<br />Google Scholar<br />Iter<br />JSTOR<br />LexisNexis Academic<br />Microsoft Live Search Academic<br />Newsbank<br />OCLC<br />OVID<br />Project Muse<br />ProQuest<br />Sage Premier<br />WilsonWeb via WilsonLink<br />** Visit<br />for a complete list of direct import databases<br />
  23. 23. Importing Citations from Databases<br />
  24. 24. Importing Citations from Databases<br />
  25. 25. Creating Citations<br />References > Add New Reference<br />
  26. 26. RSS Feeds<br />Any database that allows you to save search results or journal publications as RSS feeds, will allow you to add that RSS feed to your citation database.<br />
  27. 27. RefGrab-It<br />A tool used to capture website information<br />
  28. 28. Downloading RefGrab-It<br />Tools > RefGrab-It > Follow downloading instructions<br />
  29. 29. Using RefGrab-It<br />Once you have located a website that you would like to save as a reference, simply click on the “RefGrab-It” bookmark on your toolbar.<br />
  30. 30. Folders!<br />Organizing your Citations<br />
  31. 31. Folders<br />Actions:<br /><ul><li>Create
  32. 32. Delete *
  33. 33. Rename</li></ul>** Deleting a folder will not delete the citations stored there. Instead, these citations are automatically moved to “References not in a folder.”<br />
  34. 34. Searching within your Reference<br />Just like searching a database!<br /><ul><li>Lookup by-
  35. 35. Author
  36. 36. Descriptor
  37. 37. Periodical</li></li></ul><li>Sharing your Citations<br />RefShare is a tool that allows you to share your citations with others. It’s like sharing a website link!<br />
  38. 38. Using RefShare<br />Tools> Share References<br />Choose which citations you would like to share<br />Share them by placing them into folders<br />It’s just like sending someone a link to a website<br />
  39. 39. Write n’ Cite<br />RefWorks’ in-text citation tool<br />
  40. 40. What is Write n’ Cite?<br /><ul><li>Write n’ Cite is an additional feature of RefWorks.
  41. 41. It allows you to run a mini-version (author, title, year only) of RefWorks in your Word document.
  42. 42. Write n’ Cite enables you to insert citations with a click of the mouse.
  43. 43. It also formulates a bibliography to place directly in your paper.</li></li></ul><li>Creating a Bibliography<br />
  44. 44. Creating a Bibliography<br />Select your “Output Style” (citation style; over 500 to choose from!)<br />Select “Format a Bibliography from a List of References”<br />Choose your file type to create<br />Select which References to include (having them in folders comes in handy…)<br />
  45. 45. Warner Library’s RefWorksLibGuide<br /><br />For Online RefWorksTutorials & Help please visit…<br />
  46. 46. If you have any questions while using RefWorks, please do not hesitate to call / email me. I am happy to help!!<br />Andrea D. Reed<br />Media & Digital Services Librarian<br />Warner Memorial Library<br />610.225.5004<br /><br />